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Candidate Statement from Freeholder Selen

October 26, 2020

At a recent Morris County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Freeholder Tayfun Selen’s opponent Cary Amaro was asked what her criteria would be to decide what services the county truly needs to fund. Her first target for cutting costs was Public Safety, including the Hope One program and SERT.

Freeholder Selen hopes that everyone in Morris County to know that he stands with law ...

Advice & Opinion

Lessons from Experienced Investors

Those who have lived a long time have done a lot, seen a lot and can teach us a lot. And that’s certainly true when it comes to investing.

Consider some lessons you might learn from experienced investors:

Regulate your emotions. In the investment world, there’s always something coming at us that could sound scary: political flashpoints, economic news, and even those ...

Vote for a Solid Investment Strategy

Election Day is coming soon. As a citizen, you may feel the results will affect many aspects of life in this country. But as an investor, your situation probably won’t change after the votes are counted.

No matter who wins, the financial markets may well show some politically driven volatility, but that often happens around elections, and it typically doesn’t last long. But what ...

How Should I Manage My Retirement Plan?


Employer-sponsored retirement plans are more valuable than ever. The money in them accumulates tax deferred until it is withdrawn, typically in retirement. Distributions from a tax-deferred retirement plan such as a 401(k) are taxed as ordinary income and may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty if withdrawn prior to age 59½. And contributions to a 401(k) plan ...

Will Social Security Retire Before You Do?

People have traditionally seen Social Security benefits as the foundation of their retirement planning programs. The Social Security contributions deducted from workers’ paychecks have, in effect, served as a government-enforced retirement savings plan.

However, the Social Security system is under increasing strain. Better health care and longer life spans have resulted in an increasing ...

Joe's Pizzeria: A Kenvil Icon for a Half Century

Joe’s Pizzeria has been in business in Roxbury for over 50 years, providing fine Italian cuisine for an uncountable number of customers. 

Joe’s Pizzeria has been a family owned and operated business in Roxbury since 1968 when it was opened by Joe Faraci and Antonio Dattolo, the father and uncle of the current owner Larry Faraci. 

Today Larry and his wife, Kristin, ...

Alex's Barbershop Aims for Six Decades in Roxbury

Alex’s Barber Shop has been a staple in Roxbury Township providing fine men’s grooming and hair products for 58 years. 

The business is a true example of the American dream. It was founded in 1961 by Hungarian Master Barber Sandor Stibinger who escaped from Communist Hungary. 

The business remains family owned and operated for three generations.

College Student from Roxbury Gets Scholarship for Overseas Study

September 29, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury resident attending Loyola University in Maryland was recently awarded a scholarship to help fund her plan to study in Greece, according to the university.

The student, Mackenzie Shelley, is a junior at the school. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will support her “study abroad experiences for travel during spring or summer 2021,” ...

Two Dozen Roxbury Area Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Two dozen students from the Roxbury area qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's List at Seton Hall University in South Orange, according to the school.

"After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the Dean's List," said the university.

The ...

Roxbury H.S. Senior Receives Art School Scholarship

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Alexa Hernandez was recently awarded the Artist of Promise Award to the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.

She was selected for this merit scholarship via collaboration between Roxbury High School art teachers and the Hartford Art School.

To acknowledge her creative potential, she was selected to receive an $84,000 scholarship to the ...

JCP&L Rate Settlement to Support Continued Investments to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers

October 29, 2020

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has received approval of a settlement in its base rate case from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) that will help build on service reliability enhancements made by the utility in recent years and allow the company to recover costs incurred to restore power to customers following severe ...

Alzheimer’s Association Thanks Gov. Murphy for Addressing Social Isolation in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Alzheimer's Association is grateful for Governor Phil Murphy's signing of bill S-2785 which addresses social isolation in long-term care settings.

We also would like to thank legislative champions - Senators Vin Gopal and Nellie Pou, and Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angela V. McKnight, and Carol A. Murphy for sponsoring the ...